Whether you are running for fun or training to run a marathon, Running Well is an in-depth guide to running for everyone.
Sam Murphy, one of the UK’s leading fitness experts, and Sarah Connors, chartered physiotherapist, have created a running book to help you get the most out of your running and reap the health benefits such as improving your cardiovascular fitness, losing weight and toning up.
Running Well guides you through what to look for in running footwear, dependent on your foot shape and how you run. Tests and a step by step guide to buying your running shoes mean you will have the correct gear before you even step outside.
This running book also explains how to ensure you are training to run correctly, from warming up to cooling down and stretching after running for any period of time. Assess your current technique from head to toe and see how you can improve your posture and movements.
Nutrition and diet play a key role in any kind of exercise. Running Well gives detailed information about achieving a healthy balanced diet for energy to run and describes how fluids are just as important as food for running.
In Running Well, you will learn how to prevent common running injuries and what to do if you get hurt, with diagrams explaining the bones and muscles that can be affected and exercises you can do to get back on track. Plans are provided for getting back into running to prevent injury again.
Running Well includes detailed information for:
- warming up
- cooling down
- running shoes
- training to run
- running injuries
- how to get back to running well after injury